Montage: Biden praises reporters as 'bright as hell,' 'the smartest group of people in town'

During his lengthy press conference last week, Biden asked the media a rhetorical question about his predecessor Donald Trump, wondering if journalists could imagine a time in the past where a figure could “intimidate” an entire party out of taking a vote that would benefit Biden.

“It sounds like I’m being solicitous — you’re all bright as hell, well-informed — more informed than any group of people in America. But did any of you think that you’d get to a point where not a single Republican would diverge on a major issue? Not one?” he asked.